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April 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm

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merb + jQuery + git + DataMapper + nginx on mod_ruby

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buzzwords

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February 5, 2008 at 4:17 am

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Pixel Perfect HTML

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Heard good things about these guys: http://www.pixelperfecthtml.com

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January 30, 2008 at 11:16 pm

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Installing git on mac osx

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Here’s how to install git on osx from source (or any other *nix system for that matter).


wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-1.5.3.8.tar.gz
tar xzvf  git-1.5.3.8.tar.gz
cd git-1.5.3.8
./configure
sudo make && sudo make install

Test it out by checking out merb-core:


git clone git://github.com/wycats/merb-core.git

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January 15, 2008 at 9:19 pm

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Dreamhost vs. DHH on Rails Shared Hosting

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The Official Dreamhost blog had a post about shared rails hosting that got a quick response from DHH himself. My comment on the Dreamhost blog was ‘flagged as spam’ so I’ll post it here:

One of the great things about Rails and the Ruby development community is that our interests lie outside of just writing code in dreamweaver and ftping it to the server. I’d venture to say that most Rails developers want the kind of control of a server that shared hosting doesn’t offer. Sure, I could pay $5 to Dreamhost to get one site up in running, or I could pay $20 and get a VPS from someone like linode or slicehost and do whatever I want with it, all the while learning valuable unix skills. The whole ‘hosting is a black box mentality’ will just keep developers continually relying on hosting vendors for a crucial aspect of their business.

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January 11, 2008 at 4:16 am

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undefined method `require_gem’

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I kept getting this error when running rake on new rails 2.0.2 app.  Turns out the problem was that I needed to upgrade rake from 0.7.3 to 0.8.1.  Fixed it.

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January 11, 2008 at 12:32 am

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Music 2007

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Overall, 2007 was pretty disappointing compared to 2006, but these are the ones that left a mark on the calendar.

1. Shout Out Louds – Our Ill Wills


2. Miracle Fortress – Five Roses


3. Dan Deacon – Spiderman of The Rings (basically I just listened to Crystal Cat and Wham City a million times)


4. Band of Horses – Cease To Begin (will be forever linked with reading The Fountainhead on the subway)


5. Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam


6. Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger


7. No Age – Weirdo Rippers

Honorable Mention:

Brian Eno – Before And After Science (obviously did not come out in 2007, but I listened to it more than any other album this year)

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January 10, 2008 at 9:28 pm

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